Domestic Flights to Resume from July 8th – FG

Hadi Sirika speaks on the commencement of Domestic Flights

Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika has announced that Domestic flights will resume on the 8th of July

However the airports that are fully ready to operate are only Lagos and Abuja

While others like Portharcourt, Owerri, Kano and Maiduguri will reopen From the 11th of July as well

This is coming on the heels of the Lifting of interstate travel ban by the Presidential Task force

And also after due consideration, the airports will also allow to resume fully

Furthermore Schools are also to be reopen for students in graduating classes

As Domestic Flights get ready to resume, Sirika, however, notes that a date

for the international airports will be announce in due course.

The Nigerian airspace has been close since March this year

following the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

Commencement of Domestic flights

The statement in part reads

”The Domestic flights will commence with the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja

and the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos.

The Port Harcourt , Owerri and Maiduguri airports

will reopen to flights on the 11th of July,

while other airports across the country will join on the 15th of July.

Passengers looking to travel out of the country will have to wait a bit longer

as the dates for the restart of international flights

into and out of the country will be announced later.

Passengers are highly advised to follow all the safety guidelines

and protocols put in place to ensure that the airports don’t become

channels of infection for the dreaded coronavirus.”